Making the Bland
Rock & roll isn't dead — it's just very sleepy; how Foster the People, Imagine Dragons, and other oddly faceless bands have taken over
G I R L
''Last year, if you were a mildly funky white guy looking for action on the charts, you couldn't recruit a better wingman than Pharrell Williams. For his assistance as a producer, singer, and delighted music-video presence on the velvety mega-smashes ''Blurred Lines'' and ''Get Lucky,'' Robin Thicke and Daft Punk could've forked over their first-borns and still owed him a brewskie.''
''The extra-large rapper Rick Ross may not seem spry, but he carves conceptual figure eights on gangsta rap's icy surface.''
High camp and low-cut leotards: on the scene at Cyrus' wild opening night in Vancouver.
The Outsiders Album
''Like and proper country singer — even a rock & roll, hip-hop-rapping bad boy such as himself — Eric Church relishes a good pun.''